CARAVAN IN A ROOM

By Hazem ALHAMWI

COSMOGRAPHE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Production 2013

Through a mental trip, making his way back from his childhood to nowadays, the syrian designer and filmmaker Hazem Alhamwi tells how art and creation gave him, and gave to four other friends of his, the way to face their fear of the As-sad’s Regime. Drawing, writing, creating theater plays, they tr

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SYRIA, FRANCE, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hazem ALHAMWI
    • Writer(s)
    • Hazem ALHAMWI
    • Producer(s)
    • Hazem ALHAMWI (Hazem Alhamwi Productions), Nathalie COMBE (Cosmographe Productions), Heino DECKERT (Ma.Ja.De)
    • Synopsis
    • Born and grown up in Syria, under the Assad’s tyranny, Hazem Alhamwi was subjected to the violence of a very repressive educational system, organized to erase any uniqueness in every child. Unable to become the little soldier of a dic-tatorship, he started to feel deeply depressed and faced increasing psychological problems until he discovered the power of drawing. With the caricature, he found his personal way to take a distance from this destructive environment. Offering him laughter and creation in the same gesture, caricatures took then an important place in his life. He drew and painted, and started secretly to build up his own character, facing his fear. At the same time, few of his friends started a parallel way, refusing this general acceptation of fear and destruction, and finding through their art a way to build up their own thought, their own sensibility. For this, most of them had to face many years of jail. They had to separate from the people they loved. And yet, it was not possible any more to accept their own de-struction.
      Through a mental way, back from his childhood to nowadays, Hazem Alhamwi tells how art helped him and four of his friends to be aware of what they were suf-fering, to face their fear and the consequences and their determination. Through their impressive, Hazem Alhamwi tells the will of freedom of a whole country.
    • Partners & financing
    • AFAC
      ARTE WDR
      Région Languedoc-Roussillon
      Docmed
    • Production schedule
    • May to july: shooting
      September to november: editing and post-production
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2013
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